Cole Swindell is heading to the Treasure Valley to do a show at Ford Idaho Center next week on February 24th. I was fortunate enough to chat with him for about 10 minutes this morning. If you love country music, you should hear this conversation. We talk about everything from Cole coming back to Idaho, to his new duet with Lainey Wilson, to his crazy story of how he got started in the industry, to his upcoming album and tour.
Cole has written some major hits for Craig Campbell, Thomas Rhett, Scotty McCreery, and Luke Bryan. Under his own name and voice he has released twelve singles, ten of which have charted within the Top 5 of Hot Country Songs and/or Country Airplay.

Here is the music video for his song with Lainey Wilson:

After the interview scroll to see what other great country concerts are heading to Boise this year.

 

Country Concerts Coming to Boise Area in 2022

With so many amazing country artists scheduled to perform and various venues around town we are having a hard time choosing.

See the Most Played Country Song from the Year You Were Born

Who had the most played country song during the year you were born? This list is a fascinating time capsule of prevalent trends from every decade in American history. Scroll through to find your birth year and then click to listen. Some of these songs have been lost through the years, many of them for good reason!

Men named Hank dominated early before stars like Freddie Hart, Ronnie Milsap, Willie Nelson Clint Black took over to close the 1980s. More recently it's been Tim Mcgraw, Rodney Atkins, Kane Brown and Morgan Wallen. Did the most-played country song from the year you were born become a favorite of yours later? All info comes from Billboard's country airplay charts.

Top Country Songs of 2021, Ranked

You'll find much more than just the Top 10 Country Songs of 2021 on this list. Enjoy the 21 best country songs of the year, based on Taste of Country staff and country music fan opinion, plus commercial data (sales, streaming, airplay).

To be considered, the song must have been released in 2021 or have actively charted for a portion of the year (see "Wine, Beer, Whiskey"). New artists including Lainey Wilson, Larry Fleet and Morgan Wade crack the top songs list, while hitmakers including Thomas Rhett, Jason Aldean and Luke Combs make the Top 10.

Let us know your favorite song of 2021 on Twitter, or email us at staff@tasteofcountry.com.